The Original Olympics:
A 3,000-year-old Sacred Tradition

Join Gillian Hovell, 'The Muddy Archaeologist'

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Do you know?

How the Games began?
Why were the participants naked?
Were women allowed to watch or participate?
What sports did they compete in, back in the 700s BC?
Were there any rules - and what were they?
And what were the punishments for breaking them?

How did the Games evolve over the centuries and into the Roman era?
Why did the Ancient Games end?

What do we still do today that was tradition back then? Have we changed those traditions?
And what DON'T we still do - and is it a very good thing that we don't?

And much, much more!

Have fun exploring the fascinating and astonishing beginnings of the Olympic Games!

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